A unique car, made in Belgium by Lucien Quadbach, raced in the early 1950’s, Topolino based
Sold to Luca Dupanloup (1945--2000) a cartoonist, involved with the TinTin character. Upon his death, the original JAP engine had been removed for rebuild---it never returned.
The history is not known but the nature of motor racing over this period was very local and informal and unlikely to be recorded. It is supposed to have run in France and Benelux, there was a Swiss oil label sticker on the engine cover.
The car is variously mentioned in the publication "Bibel Du Racer 500"
The car was purchased in September 2009 by a Formula Junior owner/driver, and was at some stage sent to the UK and offered to members of the 500 fraternity.
It lay in storage for a number of years, and I purchased it in August 2017. It appeared to have been prepared for display in a museum and could not be driven!
An exhaust system, narrow bore with twin entry to the silencer, together with engine mounting plates from a motorcycle were supplied
The car was supplied with a JAP engine, which proved to be very much a BITSA----as was the Norton Laydown gearbox. The 4b engine and the transmission have been rebuilt by acknowledged tradesmen and enthusiasts. The missing carburettor has been replaced by a new, of the period, Gardner.
The rebuild is almost complete, and the car has a VIF, # 117
The reason for sale, is that following a knee operation, I am not 100% and this has sadly clipped my wings
The drive has been set up, with the help of 500 club members to give optimal performance with the 4b engine
The car is at Sissinghurst Kent, asking price £15000, which includes a covered trailer and a battery powered starter.
Peter Hall 07779746603 or 01580 720804 Email Peterhallsa @aol.com